PM Gordon Brown begins Suffolk holiday

PRIME Minister Gordon Brown has arrived in East Anglia ahead of his summer holiday on the Suffolk coast.

PRIME Minister Gordon Brown has arrived in East Anglia ahead of his summer holiday on the Suffolk coast.

The PM and his wife Sarah began their break by visiting Whitlingham Country Park near Norwich, prior to travelling to Shadingfield Hall, near Southwold.

Mr Brown, dressed in a tan jacket, open-necked shirt and dark trousers, shook hands with Broads Authority officials as he arrived at the park.

Mr and Mrs Brown and their children John, four, and Fraser, two, are expected to spend at least a week on holiday in Suffolk.


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They strolled among cyclists and dog walkers by the Broad and its artificial beach and watched people canoeing and paddling in the water.

“I think everybody is ready for a holiday at this time of year,” he told reporters. “I want people to know that Britain is a great place for tourism.

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“I'm looking forward to spending a few days with my very young children.”

When questioned about calls to resign, he said: “I'm getting on with job.”

“I think it's important in these difficult economic circumstances that we take the right decisions for the future - to get fuel prices down, to get food prices down and to get the housing market moving,” Mr Brown said. “That's my first and major interest - in getting on with the job.”

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